Wednesday, August 26, 2009

ZZ Top on Rockline TONIGHT!


ZZ Top will be the featured guests on the nationally syndicated radio
show ROCKLINE with host Bob Coburn on Wednesday night August 26 at
8:30pm PT / 11:30pm ET. Fans are encouraged to call to speak with ZZ Top
at 1-800-344-ROCK (7625). For a station near you and for information on
how to log onto the Internet for the broadcast, go to This show will be streamed for two weeks on their
site, beginning the afternoon after the broadcast.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Taking a bow.

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A few more for the John Mayer fans.

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Here's your Blues Hat, Mr. Gibbons.

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Sunset Strip House of Blues August 21, 2009: Set List and Notes

The Sunset Strip was packed Friday night, it seemed much more crowded and just "tighter" the the HOB Anaheim the previous night. The Bastard Winos again opened a little after 9:00. At 10:00 an Aerosmith song was playing on the PA ("Toys in the Attic") and a few minutes later the Boyzz hit the stage. Same outfits and guitars as last night but Billy was wearing new tennis shoes, one red and one black, with the tags still on them.

The set list was as follows:

Under Pressure
Waitin'for the Bus
Jesus Just Left Chicago (some lady from backstage or the VIP area throws three rainbow-colored hats on stage???)
I'm Bad I'm Nationwide
(Billy has two lovely ladies -- one of whom is his wife Gilligan, I think -- bring out his "Blues Hat.")
Future Blues
Cheap Sunglasses
Mexican Blackbird (Think this is staying in the set because they had graphics for it on the light-brite background.)
I Need You Tonight
Brown Sugar
Foxey Lady
Just Got Paid
Gimme All Your Lovin'
Sharp Dressed Man

Billy and Dusty's techs place a small speaker on both sides of the stage. I told the guy next to me "This is something special, they never do this, someone is going to come out." They start out with:

Tube Snake Boogie

and then Billy talks about being home and having a lot of friends and he introduces John Mayer and Slash! After Mayer fiddles with his setup a bit everyone plays:

LaGrange and

A very special night, you never know what will happen at these club showzz!!!!

More photos to follow, unfortunately I didn't bring my regular camera because they usually don't allow cameras at the HOB, they didn't last night in Anaheim and didn't in 2007 at the Sunset Strip HOB either.

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John Mayer and Dusty Hill

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Dusty, Billy, and Slash

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Dusty Hill and Slash

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John Mayer and Billy Gibbons.

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Holy shit!

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Breaking newzz:

Slash and John Mayer join ZZ Top onstage for LaGrange and Tush!!!!!!

Friday, August 21, 2009

No live updates tonight

There is no cell service in the venue...almost like they have a jammer on or something, I can only get a signal about once every 20 minutes. So there will probably not be any updates until tomorrow morning.

House of Blues, Day 2

Well, last might was great, we played tourist today but tonight's show at the Sunset Strip HOB is fast approaching. We are hanging out at the "Riot Hyatt" across the street (now known as the "Andaz")and we'll be heading over in a bit. Having some major mobile Internet problems today so I'm not sure if there will be any live updates. As with last night, we'll post if anything really interesting or unusual goes down.

Set List and Notes from August 20, 2009 Anaheim House of Blues Club Show

We will try to post a few cell phone (no cameras allowed) photos later. Here is the set list (SPOILER ALERT) for Thursday night's ZZ Top show at the House of Blues in Anaheim, California at Downtown Disneyland.

The show started with the standard intro music. However -- and this cannot be an accident -- before that music started they played a very quick clip of a song that was cut off and then went into the intro music...I am 100% sure it was an Aerosmith song, pretty sure it was "Let the Music Do the Talkin'" So I think they were having a bit of fun with the whole Aerosmith tour cancellation. Stage setup was similar to to last few tours, Frank was playing the skull drum kit, but the speakers were really funky, very cool, see one of the photos below. They started out with the gold flake/pink on back guitars they have been using.

Under Pressure
Waitin' for the Bus
Jesus Just Left Chicago
I'm Bad, I'm Nationwide
(Some hands Billy a copy of his book Gearhead which he signs on stage. Bily also brings his wife Gilligan on stage and asks if she wants to hear some blues.)
Future Blues
Cheap Sunglasses (Then Billy says, we're goin' down to Mexico, but instead of X:)
MEXICAN BLACKBIRD (not played regularly since 2004 or 2005, a shocker, sounded great but a bit rough)
I Need You Tonight
Foxey Lady
Just Got Paid (Billy doesn't use the gold guitar and instead purposely uses two different guitars for Paid, one looked like a Flying V, the other I don't know)
Gimme All Your Lovin'
Sharp Dressed Man
Legs (big-boxy fuzzy Gibsons)
Tube Snake Boogie (switched to beat-up bass and different guitar)
LaGrange/Sloppy Drunk/BBQ

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Brown Sugar!!!


Mexican Blackbird!!!


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road crew hard at work.

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Stage setup

Pretty much the same as usual but new speakers...they look like squares suspended in the air diagonally.

Opening act

Is the Bastard Winos from the OC.

inside the HOB Anaheim

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Headed to the venue...

...For tonight's show in Anaheim. Don't know what to expect from this club tour but we'll find out soon. I think iit will be probably the same ol' set list with just one of two rarities thrown in....maybe the Beverly Hillbillies Theme tomorrow?

If anything unusual happens we will live blog, otherwise look for a full report tomorrow. ZZ probably won't go on until at least 9:00 California time.


House of Blues Anaheim

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Belgrade show added

We are on our way to California for the showzz this weekend, but in the meantime, it looks like a date has been added for Belgrade in Serbia on October 18.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Let's Get Excited For These Club Showzz!

To celebrate the short club tour ZZ Top is doing before they head back to Europe (more on that later) we will be posting a few photos that we have taken over the years.

Dusty in Melbourne Florida December 2007:

Dusty says goodbye, Melbourne 2007:

Monday, August 17, 2009

More club dates being announced...

...for once someone over at is on the ball: They have added a couple more dates including Detroit and the Murat (great sound there!) in Indianapolis.

We will be headed to Hollywood for the Anaheim and Sunset Strip HOB showzz this weekend, stay tuned for details!

Friday, August 14, 2009

More club dates announced...

...Including HOB Chicago on September 4 and the legendary 9:30 club (two shows) in DC.

BREAKING NEWZZ: ZZ Top to do House Of Blues Club Tour

So, if you've been wondering what ZZ will be doing now that the Aerosmtih tour has been cancelled, here's at least part of the answer:

They will be playing a number of House of Blues club shows, including the Sunset Strip, Anaheim, and Atlantic City locations.

The last time they did this, they played some real gems, like the Beverly Hillbillies theme song.

You heard it here first!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

New Date in Skopje on October 22, 2009???

We have had a few people tell us that ZZ Top will be playing in Skopje,
Macedonia on October 22, 2009. We have had NO CONFIRMATION on that
date, but it does seem to "fit" into what we know about their current

We'll let you know if we hear anything else.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Will the show go on?

OK, as most of you have heard, Steven Tyler fell off of the catwalk/stage at the Chip in Sturgis last night. Supposedly he broke his shoulder. The Winnipeg show is off, what happens to the rest of the tour is anyone's guess. Hope he gets better soon but it would be almost impossible, I think, to perform with a broken shoulder/collarbone, if that's what he actually has.

We'll let you know if we hear anything about what ZZ will be doing the rest of the summer.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

New date -- Vienna October 12, 2009

No confirmation yet but it looks like the next date to be announced on ZZ Top's Double Down Live Tour will be Vienna Austria on October 12, 2009. Try this site for more details as soon as tomorrow morning.

What will ZZ's setlist be for the 2009 Double Down Live tour>

OK, ZZ Top's Fall 2009 "Double Down Live" World Tour looks like it will
be something special. A new dvd is being released, and they are playing
places they haven't played in 15-20 years, and a few others (Romania?
Singapore?) they have, as far as I know, never played. So here's the
question: What will they play? What will the setlist be?

We all know their set list is pretty standard these days....BUT...since
the Double Down Live DVD will include the Deguello-era Essen Germany
show which featured almost the entire Deguello album...wait for
there a chance that ZZ Top will play the entire Deguello album on this

Lots of rock bands are doing that these days: Aerosmith (well, they
tried), Judas Priest (British Steel), Ratt (Out of the Cellar), Twisted
Sister (Stay Hungry), and Motley Crue (Dr. Feelgood) are all performing
albums in their entirety.

So, what do you think, would ZZ ever do this? Might it be enough to get
a little buzz started about the tour and the DVD (which hasn't even been
"officially" announced yet even though tickets are on sale and we have
been talking about it for weeks)? Wouldn't that be a good idea?
Sanctuary -- Live Nation -- Eagle Rock are you listening?

More details on upcoming concerts

September 25, 2009 Singapore

October 10, 2009 Amsterdam

October 27, 2009 Wolverhampton/Birmingham UK

October 28, 2009London Wembley UK

ZZ Top to play Amsterdam October 10, 2009

ZZ Top will be bringing their Double Down Live tour to Amsterdam at Heineken Hall (great name!) on October 8, 2009!

ZZ Top to Tour Asia in 2009!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It looks like ZZ Top will be playing at least a few shows in ASIA this year---when was the last time they played there????

The first date is allegedly in Singapore (!) for an F1 Festival on or about September 25, 2009.

Double Down Live indeed!

ZZ Top returns to the U.K.!!!!!

Some dates with Steel Panther!

October 27 2009 Birmingham
October 28 Wembley Arena London

Monday, August 3, 2009

Next stop: Romania

It looks like the next stop to be announced on ZZ Top's Fall 2009
"Double Down Live" tour of Europe will be Bucharest on October 20.